07/13/19 11:00am

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Locust leaves.

Latin Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Locations: Everywhere! 

Tree stats: Black locust is native to Pennsylvania and Iowa and south from Georgia to Oklahoma. This fast-growing but relatively short-lived tree usually tops out at 50 feet and spans 25 feet wide. Over time, the trunk and older branches develop a thick, furrowed bark in handsome contrast to the delicacy of the tree’s pale green, oval-shaped leaves. In June, black locusts are resplendent with clusters of white, fragrant flowers.

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03/30/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Will Garrison at the Shelter Island School.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Will Garrison at the Shelter Island School.

When the curtain comes up tonight on “Curtains” — March 30 to April 2 at the Shelter Island School auditorium — it will be the fifth time senior Will Garrison has taken the stage in a school musical. (more…)